The PBS documentary series POV is currently seeking to fill the following positions:
Web Applications Developer (PBS Documentary Series POV)
The PBS documentary series POV (http://www.pbs.org/pov/) is seeking a full-time Web Applications Developer to work out of its Brooklyn, New York, office.
The Position: Working with the Webby Award-winning POV Digital team and reporting to POV's Digital Director, the Web Applications Developer is responsible for creating and maintaining web-based applications related to documentary films, using a combination of frameworks and original code. We're excited about continuing to develop games, crowdsourcing tools, mobile apps and data visualizations, and to explore what's possible with web-based interactive documentaries. And we want you to play a key role in a team of coders and producers.
About POV: Produced by American Documentary, POV ("point-of-view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent nonfiction film, premiering 14 to 16 high-impact documentaries every year on PBS. Hailed by critics as among the most important and relevant programming on television, POV films have won every coveted television and film award, including 27 Emmys, 15 George Foster Peabody Awards, 10 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Broadcast Journalism Awards, three Academy Awards and the Prix Italia.
- Experience developing robust tools based on PHP/MySQL or frameworks such as Ruby on Rails or Pylons.
- Familiarity with APIs for RESTful web services and social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.
- Passion for creativity and innovation.
- An understanding of software engineering best practices, including development cycles, coding standards and documentation.
- Ability to work independently, communicate well and present yourself professionally in person, on the phone and online.
- A plus: Examples of practical applications built with HTML5, CSS3 and web video.
- Another plus: Previous experience in journalism, film or engagement with social issues.
Email these items to jobs[at]pov.org with the subject line "Web Applications Developer: [YOUR NAME]":
- URL/s to a portfolio of web applications or contributions to open-source projects, with your role on the project/s clearly stated.
- Resume (PDF or plain text) that addresses all of the skills required for the position.
- Salary requirements.